CenterlineScores.com is creating the most useful and usable resource for Dressage score data
13

patrons

$78
per month

The Backstory

Back in 2010, there was only one way to get access to historical Dressage scores in the U.S. and that was to pay a $20 fee to the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) for a "lifetime score report" even though those same show results had already been published publicly in multiple places on the internet. We knew there had to be a better way, so after  several months of programming and "data wrangling", we created the site.   CenterlineScores.com - which offered access to historical scores for both riders and horses in a user-friendly and useful format - was made available to the American Dressage community for free.  Although we launched without any publicity or marketing CenterlineScores rapidly became THE place to find scores for US Dressage riders, horses and trainers.

As more people began relying on CenterlineScores, month-by-month, year-by-year, the number of visitors and fans grew.  Our success also increased the costs to host the site (we use both Amazon’s web infrastructure as well as our own hardware). In addition to these basic hosting costs, providing basic user support, maintaining and enhancing a modern web application and its associated database with over 2.1 million rides, 116K riders and over 160,000 horses takes time, effort and money.

You, the owners, riders, trainers, buyers and sellers, are the reason we've continued to work to keep the site going these last 7.5 years. Your support, thanks, compliments and criticisms are all valuable to us. We've listened to your feedback and made changes when we could to make sure CenterlineScores.com has always been the most accurate, up-to-date and user friendly way to get Dressage score information on the web.

The Problem

To be brutally honest, the last 2 years have been financially challenging for the CenterlineScores team. The site has always been free to use because we firmly believe that you should never have to pay to access the public results (scores) of a public sporting event (the show), and we are still committed to that philosophy.
 
As many of you know, the site has been experiencing intermittent outages the last few months and a few weeks ago we had a corruption of the database that took the site offline. Unfortunately, we've reached the point where we're unable to give the site our full attention because we've had to focus on other projects to generate income to provide for our families. CenterlineScores has always been a labor of love but, financially, we simply cannot afford to both subsidize the ongoing costs and neglect other work that pay the bills.

This is Where YOU Can Help!

Over the last several years, we've actually invested a LOT of time into creating new features & functionalities for CenterlineScores.  In fact, we have a LOT of very cool things that we've been unable to finish and release due to the lack of time and budget. We would LOVE the opportunity to get these things into your hands.

So we're doing something we've never done before:

We're asking for help from you,
the CenterlineScores dressage community.


With your support we will be able to keep the site running, provide improved support and finish/deploy many of the new features and enhancements we've been working on including:

A New, Updated Mobile-Friendly Design

For the last 2+ years, we've been working on a re-design of the site to make it easier to find the information you're looking for and deliver an experience that looks just as fantastic on your iPhone as it does on a big screen. 

Updated and Premium Features

  • Customize profiles for you and the horses you own/ride (add a bio, "barn name", photos, videos, etc)
  • Trainers will be able to be linked to Riders/Horses providing a practical resume for trainers who don't actively compete
  • Add details and notes to rides (e.g., "The judge's tent blew across the yard...")
  • Enhanced Search including the ability to search by Pedigree, Breeder, Owner, etc.
  • Statistically-valid, evidence-based performance and bias estimates for Judges


HorseMarket.com


We've also been quietly working on building a sister-site to CenterlineScores to simplify and improve the user experience of buying and selling horses. Just as CenterlineScores changed the way people think about, search for and use dressage scores, HorseMarket.com will make the process and experience of buying/selling horses easier, user-friendly and much more efficient.
HorseMarket.com will integrate directly with CenterlineScores (though we're not limiting the new site to Dressage horses only) and provide horse buyers and sellers with a trusted and efficient marketplace.

Also, this is Horky (he's the Chestnut gelding with the blue eyes and bomb-proof temperament). Horky is the official mascot for HorseMarket.com and we're so excited to share him with all of you!  He's quite a character with loads of personality

 
Patrons who support us at the $10 level will also get some super-cool and super-cute HORKY STICKERS!!!


Acknowledgements!

We would like to thank Lisa Seger Insurance (and John and Lisa Seger personally) for their years of continued support, both financially via their ad, as strategic advisors and as great horse friends. In addition, we want to recognize the CenterlineScores team who have continued to work behind-the-scenes to keep the site going for this long:  Clay Benoit, Kerri Blalock and Christy & Jay Stevens.

THANK YOU!

Finally, we also want to thank you - the entire American Dressage community. CenterlineScores.com would not exist today if it were not for you, the awesome and amazing Dressage riders, owners and trainers who have used and supported the site since 2010. We are so appreciative of each and every one of you.

If you love the site and have been helped in any way by our ongoing operation, please consider supporting us so that we can continue to keep making it better.  With your help, the best is yet to come!



Tiers
Groom
$2 or more per month
The opportunity to support your favorite Dressage site! You will get access to all the Patrons-only updates. We are grateful for each and every one of you!
Training
$5 or more per month
Access to Patrons-only status updates and the new CenterlineScores Discord chat group where you can preview and talk about what new features you would find useful!
Includes Discord rewards
Up-the-Levels
$10 or more per month
All previous level rewards. You'll also get your own pack of CenterlineScores & Horky stickers (suitable for tack trunks, laptops and trailer bumpers)!
Includes Discord rewards
Prix St Georges
$25 or more per month
All the lower level rewards PLUS access to Priority Support channel in the new CenterlineScores chat group.  In addition, we'll also send you a handmade reusable "rice bag" heating pad for all those sore muscles!
Includes Discord rewards
Grand Prix
$50 or more per month
All the previous level rewards plus a CenterlineScores logo 28-oz Aluminum Sports Bottle!
Includes Discord rewards
Olympic
$100 or more per month
All the previous level rewards plus a CenterlineScores logo performance sport polo shirt!
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$78 of $500 per month
If we reach $500 per month, that will cover the costs of hosting both the site and the database, as well as allow for us to continue to improve and update CenterlineScores.com.
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The Backstory

Back in 2010, there was only one way to get access to historical Dressage scores in the U.S. and that was to pay a $20 fee to the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) for a "lifetime score report" even though those same show results had already been published publicly in multiple places on the internet. We knew there had to be a better way, so after  several months of programming and "data wrangling", we created the site.   CenterlineScores.com - which offered access to historical scores for both riders and horses in a user-friendly and useful format - was made available to the American Dressage community for free.  Although we launched without any publicity or marketing CenterlineScores rapidly became THE place to find scores for US Dressage riders, horses and trainers.

As more people began relying on CenterlineScores, month-by-month, year-by-year, the number of visitors and fans grew.  Our success also increased the costs to host the site (we use both Amazon’s web infrastructure as well as our own hardware). In addition to these basic hosting costs, providing basic user support, maintaining and enhancing a modern web application and its associated database with over 2.1 million rides, 116K riders and over 160,000 horses takes time, effort and money.

You, the owners, riders, trainers, buyers and sellers, are the reason we've continued to work to keep the site going these last 7.5 years. Your support, thanks, compliments and criticisms are all valuable to us. We've listened to your feedback and made changes when we could to make sure CenterlineScores.com has always been the most accurate, up-to-date and user friendly way to get Dressage score information on the web.

The Problem

To be brutally honest, the last 2 years have been financially challenging for the CenterlineScores team. The site has always been free to use because we firmly believe that you should never have to pay to access the public results (scores) of a public sporting event (the show), and we are still committed to that philosophy.
 
As many of you know, the site has been experiencing intermittent outages the last few months and a few weeks ago we had a corruption of the database that took the site offline. Unfortunately, we've reached the point where we're unable to give the site our full attention because we've had to focus on other projects to generate income to provide for our families. CenterlineScores has always been a labor of love but, financially, we simply cannot afford to both subsidize the ongoing costs and neglect other work that pay the bills.

This is Where YOU Can Help!

Over the last several years, we've actually invested a LOT of time into creating new features & functionalities for CenterlineScores.  In fact, we have a LOT of very cool things that we've been unable to finish and release due to the lack of time and budget. We would LOVE the opportunity to get these things into your hands.

So we're doing something we've never done before:

We're asking for help from you,
the CenterlineScores dressage community.


With your support we will be able to keep the site running, provide improved support and finish/deploy many of the new features and enhancements we've been working on including:

A New, Updated Mobile-Friendly Design

For the last 2+ years, we've been working on a re-design of the site to make it easier to find the information you're looking for and deliver an experience that looks just as fantastic on your iPhone as it does on a big screen. 

Updated and Premium Features

  • Customize profiles for you and the horses you own/ride (add a bio, "barn name", photos, videos, etc)
  • Trainers will be able to be linked to Riders/Horses providing a practical resume for trainers who don't actively compete
  • Add details and notes to rides (e.g., "The judge's tent blew across the yard...")
  • Enhanced Search including the ability to search by Pedigree, Breeder, Owner, etc.
  • Statistically-valid, evidence-based performance and bias estimates for Judges


HorseMarket.com


We've also been quietly working on building a sister-site to CenterlineScores to simplify and improve the user experience of buying and selling horses. Just as CenterlineScores changed the way people think about, search for and use dressage scores, HorseMarket.com will make the process and experience of buying/selling horses easier, user-friendly and much more efficient.
HorseMarket.com will integrate directly with CenterlineScores (though we're not limiting the new site to Dressage horses only) and provide horse buyers and sellers with a trusted and efficient marketplace.

Also, this is Horky (he's the Chestnut gelding with the blue eyes and bomb-proof temperament). Horky is the official mascot for HorseMarket.com and we're so excited to share him with all of you!  He's quite a character with loads of personality

 
Patrons who support us at the $10 level will also get some super-cool and super-cute HORKY STICKERS!!!


Acknowledgements!

We would like to thank Lisa Seger Insurance (and John and Lisa Seger personally) for their years of continued support, both financially via their ad, as strategic advisors and as great horse friends. In addition, we want to recognize the CenterlineScores team who have continued to work behind-the-scenes to keep the site going for this long:  Clay Benoit, Kerri Blalock and Christy & Jay Stevens.

THANK YOU!

Finally, we also want to thank you - the entire American Dressage community. CenterlineScores.com would not exist today if it were not for you, the awesome and amazing Dressage riders, owners and trainers who have used and supported the site since 2010. We are so appreciative of each and every one of you.

If you love the site and have been helped in any way by our ongoing operation, please consider supporting us so that we can continue to keep making it better.  With your help, the best is yet to come!



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Tiers
Groom
$2 or more per month
The opportunity to support your favorite Dressage site! You will get access to all the Patrons-only updates. We are grateful for each and every one of you!
Training
$5 or more per month
Access to Patrons-only status updates and the new CenterlineScores Discord chat group where you can preview and talk about what new features you would find useful!
Includes Discord rewards
Up-the-Levels
$10 or more per month
All previous level rewards. You'll also get your own pack of CenterlineScores & Horky stickers (suitable for tack trunks, laptops and trailer bumpers)!
Includes Discord rewards
Prix St Georges
$25 or more per month
All the lower level rewards PLUS access to Priority Support channel in the new CenterlineScores chat group.  In addition, we'll also send you a handmade reusable "rice bag" heating pad for all those sore muscles!
Includes Discord rewards
Grand Prix
$50 or more per month
All the previous level rewards plus a CenterlineScores logo 28-oz Aluminum Sports Bottle!
Includes Discord rewards
Olympic
$100 or more per month
All the previous level rewards plus a CenterlineScores logo performance sport polo shirt!
Includes Discord rewards